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ONTARIO - Deep River - Miscellaneous Obituaries - 12

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Date: Sunday, 7 August 2016, at 8:46 p.m.

LECLAIR, Anita Marguerite

At North Renfrew Long-Term Care Centre, Deep River, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Anita Leclair age 102 years. Beloved wife of the late Palma Leclair. Loving mother of Suzanne Lortie and her husband Jacques and Huguette Houle all of Deep River, and Philippe Leclair and his wife Suzanne of Saint-Lambert, Quebec. Cherished grandmother of Ginette and Eric Lortie, Louis-Paul and Anne Marie Leclair, and Christiane and Philippe Houle, and Jocelyne Smith, and 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by two brothers Valérien and Antonio Rainville, and one sister Stella Sharpe. By request there will be no visitation. Cremation. Family will receive friends at the Salon Funéraire Guenette Funeral Home, Kapuskasing at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Mira Foundation (Seeing Eye Dogs) would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.

BLIMKIE, Maurice Emerson (Moe)

With deep sadness, our family announces the peaceful passing of Maurice Blimkie (1922-2006) of Chalk River, on Thursday, May 25th, 2006 at Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke. Devoted husband of Elsie for 51 years (predeceased January 1997), loving father of Sandra (Andy), Joe (Janis), Rick (Debbie), Steve (Goretti), Cindy (Art) and Deric (Patty). Cherished grandfather to Andrea (Paul) Baier and Greg (Annick) Koster, Brandt and Kendra Blimkie, Erica and Lexi Blimkie, Marissa, Emily and Lauren Jolley, Morgan and Jake Blimkie, Jason and Sean Marissa, Emily and Lauren Jolley, Morgan and Jake Blimkie, Jason and Sean Blimkie. Very proud great grandpa to his little "Teddy Bear" Alex Baier. Maurice was predeceased by his eight siblings and his parents Joseph and Mary Blimkie. He is survived by his brother in law William Innes of Scotland as well as many nieces and nephews. Maurice served in England, France, Belgium and Holland during WW II with Squadron 438 of the RCAF. He was a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion and longtime employee of AECL. Maurice loved his family unconditionally and was a wonderful inspiration, role model and strength to all of us. His deep faith commitment and his love for our Mom brings us peace knowing that he has rejoined her in Heaven. Visitation was at the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Anthony's Church, Chalk River on Saturday, May 27th, 2006 at 2 p.m. Interment St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chalk River. As an expression of sympathy, donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation or the St. Anthony's Church Cemetery Maintenance Fund would be appreciated. Arrangements by the Neville Funeral Home, Pembroke. Online Condolences may be left at

LECLAIR, Marc Joseph

At Regional Centre, Smiths Falls, on Sunday, May 21, 2006. Marc Joseph Leclair age 44 years. Beloved son of Roger and Doreen Leclair of Deep River. Dear brother of Diane Hamilton and her husband Peter of Kingston, Lynn Price and her husband Willie of Bracebridge, and Joanne Leclair of Deep River. Also survived by nieces and nephews: Scott, Jennifer, Kyle, Lyndsay, Kaitlyn, Erica and Alexandra, and aunts and uncles. By request there was no visitation. Cremation. A Memorial Mass was celebrated in Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Deep River on Saturday, May 27 at 11:00 A.M. Interment of Cremated remains will be in the Deep River Community Cemetery. In memoriam donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.


Passed away on May 13, 2006. First born son of the late Andrew & Irene Rabishaw. Leaves his wife Polly, five sons and three grandchildren. Dear brother to William (Rita), Deep River; Eddy (RoseMarie), Peterborough; Leo (Beryl), Petawawa; Ray (Rosalee), Pembroke; Jim (Rosanne), Peterborough; Christine (Bob) Milani, Deep River; Mary (Jean Paul) Tremblay, Deep Rriver. Predeceased by brothers Maxime & Tom. Christian Burial will be celebrated in Peterborough on May 27, 2006.

TAYLOR, Annabel

Annabel M. Taylor (née Little) died peacefully on May 6, 2006 of cancer at age 68. Annabel's family gathered around her during her brief illness: husband Hugh David; daughter Leslie with husband Andrew White and children Meghan, David, Biniyam and Lauren; daughter Andrea with husband Eric Jonasson; and son Michael with wife Lisa and children Sean, Matthieu, and Eva. To everyone who reached out and offered their kind support to us in so many ways, a warm thanks. Special thanks to Dr. Bushby and the caring, professional nursing staff of the Deep River and District Hospital who helped Annabel and our family over the course of this journey. A reception will be held in honour of Annabel Taylor this Saturday, May 13th at 940 Burke's Bluff lane from 2:00 to 5:00. Parking can be found on the paved portion of the road. Those who require closer parking should contact Hugh at 584-9554. See for maps. Annabel has requested that donations be made to the Deep River Hospital Foundation ( in lieu of flowers.

ANGUS, Derek

A recent resident of Chatham, previously Deep River, Derek Angus passed away peacefully with friends and family by his side, at his residence, on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in his 72nd year. Born in Manchester, England, son of the late John Luke and Louisa (Lennard) Angus. Beloved husband of Joyce (Knagg) Angus. Loving father of Martin John Angus of Georgetown. Derek retired from Westinghouse Canada and was a former volunteer with the Deep River Hospital Board. Cremation has taken place. A service by close friends and family to be arranged when ashes are dispositioned at a later date. The family wishes to encourage donations in lieu of cards and flowers to the Canadian Cancer Society. Donations and online condolences may be arranged through McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham, Ont Error! Bookmark not defined.

O'REGAN, Claire Wilson

At Miramichi Lodge, Pembroke on Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Claire Wilson Soles, age 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Herrick Ross O'Regan. Loving mother of Murray Bruce O'Regan and his wife Catherine of Delta, B.C., and Michael Dean O'Regan and his wife Doris of Milton. Cherished grandmother of Michelle Lynne Lawson of Brantford, Morgan Ross O'Regan of Mississauga, Shane O'Regan of Delta, B.C., and Shannon O'Regan of Vancouver, B.C., and one great-grandchild, William Michael O'Regan. Dear sister of Edith Vail of Falmouth, Maine. Predeceased by a brother Bruce Soles and a sister Lorraine Buskey. By request there will be no visitation. Cremation. An Interment Service will be conducted at a later date. In memoriam donations to the Alzheimer's Society would be gratefully appreciated. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Valley Funeral Home, Deep River.

HEPBURN, Shane Parnell

Peacefully, at St. Mary's of the Lake Hospital in Kingston, on Saturday, April 29, 2006, age 39. Beloved son of George and Colleen (McCarthy) Hepburn, of Kingston, formerly of Chalk River and Pembroke. Predeceased by his partner Michel Lafontaine (1995). Fondly remembered by his Aunt Dierdrie Burton (George) of Chalk River, Uncle Dillon McCarthy (Shirley) of Keswick, and their families, as well as George's brothers, sisters and families, and many friends too numerous to mention. Cremation with interment in the McCarthy family plot, St. Anthony's Cemetery, Chalk River. A Memorial Reception to say "Farewell to Shane", will be held at the James Reid Funeral Home, Reception Centre, (1900 John Counter Blvd.) Kingston, on Sunday, May 7, between the hours of 2pm and 4pm, with "Words of Remembrance" beginning at 3pm. As an expression of sympathy, contributions in Shane's memory may be made to Kingston Hospitals (St. Mary's of the Lake Palliative Care). (Donations by cheque only please)


On March 30, 2006, peacefully at home in Kincardine, Ontario, age 67. Son of Franz Hermann Schmeing and Wilhelmine nee Fark. Cherished husband of Nancy Schmeing nee Rogerson, father of Claudia Schmeing (m. Sam Sgro), Martin Schmeing, and Caroline Schmeing. Funeral held at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Kincardine, memorial service at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Deep River. Burial in Deep River cemetery. He requested that memorial donations help war orphans, for example through Casa Guatemala, http://www.casaguate or The Children of War,

Annie KEEFE nee (McKissick)
April 1, 1913 - April 20 2006

Born in Ireland and an Irish Immigrant to Canada in 1928. She always fought for all she had and even in dying, fought her cancer very bravely. "Nana" was predeceased by Husband Fred, her siblings and her children. Interment in Glendale Memorial, Toronto.

You can shed tears that she is gone,

or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she'll come back,

or you can open your eyes and see all she's left.

Your heart can be empty because you can't see her,

or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,

or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her only that she is gone,

or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind,

be empty and turn your back.

Or you can do what she'd want:

smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

She will be greatly missed by granddaughter Kelly, wife of Clayton McAleer, great- grandchildren Thomas of Bordon and Joe and wife Lee Ann McAleer of Brandon, Manitoba.


Of Edmonton, Alberta., suddenly as the result of an accident in Calgary on Wed. April 19th in his 48th year. Survived by one daughter Angela. Dear friend of Lori. Loving son of Hector Vaillancourt and the late Florence (Denault) Vaillancourt of Deep River. Stepson of Jean Vaillancourt. Dear brother of Marlene Glassford, Petawawa; Garnet, British Columbia; Evelyn Weedmark (husband Kevin), Beachburg; Linda Andrews, Stoney Creek; Judy Hoffman (husband Dave), Windsor; Jesse, British Colombia; Royce, Deep River; Nola, Ottawa. Also survived by many aunts, uncles & cousins. A Memorial Service will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, May 3rd, 2006 11 am.

OWENS, Anna Mae

On Monday, April 24th Anna Mae Owens (McDonald) in her 71st year, after a short but courageous battle with cancer, slipped away into the arms of the Lord and her predeceased beloved husband and soulmate Daniel Owens. Beloved mother of Barry Owens and his wife MaryBeth, Linda Kennedy and her husband Paul, James Owens and his wife Jenny, Robert Owens and Timothy Owens. Also missed by grandchildren Sasha, Danny, Mark, Heather, Jeremy, Steven, Justin and Christa as well as sisters Debbie Bowes and Lucy McCarthy. Predeceased by brother Harvey, father George and mother Alice. A celebration of Anna Mae's life will be held on Friday, April 28th, 11:00 am at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Chalk River. Visitation will be Thursday, April 27th 2-4 & 7-9 pm. at Valley Funeral Home, Deep River. As expressions of sympathy donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

CARR, Joseph William (Joe)
R.C.A.F. Aircrew W.W. II
A.E.C.L. Retired (Chalk River Labs)

At Deep River Hospital on Saturday, April 15th 2006, age 81. Joe was born 1924 in Huntingdon, QC, the son of William L. Carr and Beatrice Monteith. After completing High School at Huntingdon Academy, he immediately enlisted in the R.C.A.F. and served overseas, attaining the rank of Flying Officer. After the war he attended McGill University and received a B.Sc in Agriculture in 1949 and an M.Sc in Chemistry in 1951. He married Carol Martin, also from Huntingdon, in 1953 and spent several years in the pharmaceutical industry in Valleyfield, QC before relocating their young family to Deep River to work for A.E.C.L. He retired as Manager of Nuclear Services in 1985 after 25 years of service. In his early years, Joe was an expert marksman and he won the Quebec Sporting Rifle championship in 1952. He led many curling teams to the top spot in countless bonspiels up and down the Ottawa Valley, and achieved the ultimate accomplishment of an 'eight-ender' in 1968. In the summer he could always be found on the golf course or tending to his vegetable garden. Once retired, Joe discovered his creative talents as a potter. He specialized in making unique and beautiful raku sculptures of animals, both real and imaginary, that are treasured art works by anyone lucky enough to own one. Joe is survived by Carol, his loving wife of 52 years, and their three children: Michael of Ottawa, Marilyn (Harold) of Toronto, and Stephen (Kimberley) of Kitchener. He is also survived by two of his sisters, Florence Pickering of White Rock, BC and Alison Kelly of Pointe Claire, QC and his sister-in-law Marilyn O'Regan of NJ. His eldest sister Elizabeth Jones predeceased him. Friends are invited to visit with the family at a reception at the Valley Funeral Home in Deep River on Friday, April 21 from 2 to 4 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Deep River Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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